Keychron Q1 - The Best $150 Custom Keyboard

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    Dave2DDave2D

    Keychron Q1 is the best custom keyboard you can get for under $150 but there are some issues to work around. I think this has better value than GMMK Pro.
    www.keychron.com/products/key...

    Additional Notes:
    I used 3mm thick PE Foam on the BOTTOM of case.
    Tape on the bottom also gave it a deeper/lower freq. sound but I don't love it.
    I tried 2mm PE foam up top, didn't change the higher pitched ping much. It also made it sound like every other PE foam mod.

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Aristarco Palacios
Aristarco Palacios

"I think this is misleading". No, @Dave2D, you are the misleading one. The layout for the rotary encoder is right there. You could add the encoder now and solder it with no additional PCB or replacement. What is not done yet is the functionality in the firmware. You could solder an encoder using the 3 pads below the LED of the switch that goes in that space and the side lugs on the (expanded) holes intended for the switch side pins, but the encoder would be there, dead. When the functionality is implemented, a firmware upgrade could make it work.

3 dagen geleden
Jean Baptiste
Jean Baptiste

I would rather have an key then any fancy logo on the right most corner

3 dagen geleden
CheeseDoodle
CheeseDoodle

this or the gmmk pro?

6 dagen geleden
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

Which switches should I get with this, hypothetically?

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John Green
John Green

Nice keyboard, broken layout.

16 dagen geleden
Beldin 301
Beldin 301

Where did you get the green coloured q1, I want that with some gmk botanicals

18 dagen geleden
George Simon
George Simon

Never been a fan of fancy keyboards and such, but this has made me very nostalgic. I don't know why, though...

19 dagen geleden
kenneth kang
kenneth kang

ugh why do they make keyboards without 10 keys?

20 dagen geleden
Aaron
Aaron

then buy keyboards with 10 keys or even better, buy a small mechanical macro pad

17 dagen geleden
AV84USA
AV84USA

It’s always interesting when you find out about a new fetish. Who knew

21 dag geleden
davTV
davTV

what's the model of your Casio Watch? Thanks.

21 dag geleden
VG
VG

Its not actually $150 though, you still have 20-30$ worth of shipping...

24 dagen geleden
Oscar Jeong
Oscar Jeong

Mine is a modified K2..lubricated yellow switches and retro key caps

26 dagen geleden
Coffee Dude
Coffee Dude

Electric guitar players chase after their ultimate tone, keyboard enthusiasts chase after that special ‘thok thok thok’

27 dagen geleden
Dale Roodt
Dale Roodt

Such a good owe

29 dagen geleden
katsuchansu
katsuchansu

thonk

29 dagen geleden
Nihal Prakash
Nihal Prakash

so this guy thinks putting a piece of foam in the case is super untraditional and that the spacebar has a nice "thonk". that Bauer is wasted on this guy, he knows fuckall about mechs.

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mstalcup
mstalcup

5:32 The PBT keycaps made for the Q1 you have there are dye-sub, not doubleshot. That's why the legends aren't as crisp. I just go my Q1 today (OK, I got 2, one barebones and one fully assembled) with stock doubleshot ABS and I picked up two set of their PBT dye-subs because I intended to switch them out. The ABS doubleshot keycaps are visually more high-end looking because the legends couldn't possibly be any crisper. However, I prefer the font and larger font size on the PBT and they offer a lot of great colors that complement the cases. The navy case looks indigo to me – and it's a fantastic match with the keycaps that come with it.

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Dennis K
Dennis K

I like the low profile but the im so used to Gateron Brown on my Anne Pro 2 i keep making mistakes with the red key

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Eric Scott
Eric Scott

Nice color! How'd you get that customized?

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Patrick Kaehuaea
Patrick Kaehuaea

Loved this video. Great to see the crossover and genuine interest.

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bob3578
bob3578

Thanks to this review the newer revisions have more PE foam that removed the ping. :D

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u
u

gasket is just so good

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Phi-do-an
Phi-do-an

Thonk

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TTC Switch
TTC Switch

Did you notice the RGB light reflects the color of the stem?

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Chris Green
Chris Green

Good review, pity it's only ANSI.

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Hayden Ong
Hayden Ong

Where did you get the keycaps from?

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Popgo
Popgo

Gotta love that nice deep thonk

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SM HN
SM HN

if HOME and END buttons are not where they should be, i'mma skip it

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Mr Brightside
Mr Brightside

Im not really into custom keyboards but this review: - the keyboard sounds bad when you buy it - the key caps are ugly and not for me - the keys don’t particularly feel great! But if you replace everything, it’s nice: « BEST KEYBOARD!!! »

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Parth
Parth

The point is, with $5-10 worth of mods...this keyboard sounds amazing.

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Alex
Alex

i had the k2, its great except for two things. the caps lock do not have light indicator, my mac cant tell the battery percentage

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Jay
Jay

7:54 Does anyone know about this white keycap ? It's super clean

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Angga Tirta
Angga Tirta

"take a look at the customs, its a cool world out here" indeed my friend, now i'm falling into a rabbit hole.

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0cool
0cool

Where is END key?

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Vincent Ellsworth
Vincent Ellsworth

gmmk non pro is a great value $80

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Joe Murphy
Joe Murphy

I feel like he does the CTRL a little dirty for the hype. The CTRL is a different form factor (TKL) and seems to be lower profile. And as far as barebones go, that leaves the foam, gasket mount, and stabs as real differentiators.

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D C Payne
D C Payne

That grey g-shock!!!

2 maanden geleden
Decoded 1 Mr unknown
Decoded 1 Mr unknown

i dont understand anything can some one explain how theses key boards are special then a 20 dollar one

2 maanden geleden
Tax-fraud-o-saurus
Tax-fraud-o-saurus

Good sound, feel and quality

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Chris L.
Chris L.

Dave is an honest reviewer. Dave uses the metric system. Be like Dave

2 maanden geleden
BVNK
BVNK

I'd love to see a TKL version of this (hopefully with slightly thinner bezels).

2 maanden geleden
Jayden
Jayden

Thonk

2 maanden geleden
Rob Hickey
Rob Hickey

Omnitype ( Dixie ) Bauer R1

2 maanden geleden
LlamaPower
LlamaPower

*” t h o n k “*

2 maanden geleden
Long Nguyễn Cao Bảo
Long Nguyễn Cao Bảo

compare to keychron q1, there are lots of other keeb around 150$ like mt75, gas75, kbd67 lite r1/r2, with gasket mounting, better sound profile, better typing experience. Keychron q1 is real good if you far from china that make the shipping cost of above keeb go really high, which in this case you are. There are better options, but Q1 is really good for it price nonetheless.

2 maanden geleden
Robert Harvilla
Robert Harvilla

I want to know what that purple keyboard is at 1:20. I've been looking for a compact KB with dedicated arrow keys, and I love those colors. Please tell me how to get one.

2 maanden geleden
ToadyEN
ToadyEN

huntsman mini sounds like ass

2 maanden geleden
faheem hussain
faheem hussain

I don't know why all the youtubers are promoting it to be 150$ when clearly on their website they are selling it for 169$ + 30$ shipping so total is 200$. Also the keyboard is buggy with Mac. Half of the fn+ Fx keys don't do what they are supposed to. Also there is no way to use F1, F2 etc keys as standard functions.

2 maanden geleden
Richard Ignatius Wijaya
Richard Ignatius Wijaya

How about hunstman v2 tkl?

2 maanden geleden
Escalator Face
Escalator Face

ive got a $10 keyboard and it makes less sound than any of those. why would anyone pay more for more noise?

2 maanden geleden
A Dog
A Dog

ur keyboard is probably not mechanical

2 maanden geleden
Tax-fraud-o-saurus
Tax-fraud-o-saurus

preference

2 maanden geleden
Micky
Micky

Can I have one of those keyboards? Seems you have one too many. Haha! Let clickity click on of those. :D

2 maanden geleden
GP
GP

Where did that green one come from? I don't see it on their site.

2 maanden geleden
Star Wars Coffee
Star Wars Coffee

Maybe I'm alone but I hate the rotary knob on the GMMK Pro...

2 maanden geleden
Chester Copperpot
Chester Copperpot

Great review.

2 maanden geleden
DaBomb5309
DaBomb5309

with glorious delivering terribly built mice, it's no surprise their flagship keyboard over promised and underdelivered

2 maanden geleden
Elian Morales Pina
Elian Morales Pina

Does anybody knows when the volume knob is going to be available on this keyboard?

2 maanden geleden
ASMR ART
ASMR ART

I'd love this in hot pink

2 maanden geleden
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown

Why dont you youtubers ask the manufacturers build something better? Like you dave jarrod mathew hardware chunks and so many are there. We want something thin and light with great processor, upgrades, battery life. Not a chunky 2.8 kg laptop or 2500$ laptop. Oh yeah who am i to say anything. I am such a random dude who watch the videos and comments down. I should have million subs then someone will give importance to my comments.

2 maanden geleden
Aaron
Aaron

>great processor, upgrades, battery life >cheap choose 1

28 dagen geleden
FoxBro
FoxBro

Oh god, Dave sold me another keyboard!

2 maanden geleden
faheem hussain
faheem hussain

I ordered this keyboard after watching this review. Here is my review of company, very late shipping(shipping email has broken tracking links), wrong product shipped and terrible customer service. I think Dave should not promote companies like this.

2 maanden geleden
Parth
Parth

Yeah, Keychron handled this launch terribly. I didn't get my keyboard until a few days ago and I ordered back on August 26th.

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shashwatkafle
shashwatkafle

i like your watch!

2 maanden geleden
Made in Berlin
Made in Berlin

Lmao. A noob is talking about custom keyboard when he knows sh#t about keyboard

2 maanden geleden
Tax-fraud-o-saurus
Tax-fraud-o-saurus

keep crying lmao

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Martin Aaberge
Martin Aaberge

Great review Dave. I have considered this keyboard, but I'm not buying a keyboard right now. I am adding it to the list of boards to consider though.

2 maanden geleden
Jun Li
Jun Li

Honestly I don't get people being so into keyboard sound... The only reason I bought keychron is because it supports mac system, and apparently a much premium option compared to magic keyboard... at cheaper price.

2 maanden geleden
James
James

1000th comment bihhh

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Oliver-Nation
Oliver-Nation

God it looks awful.

2 maanden geleden
Oliver-Nation
Oliver-Nation

@Mia - Sᴇx Cʜᴀɴɴᴇʟ 18+🅥 Tf is ur channel name😂

2 maanden geleden
James
James

Lol what

2 maanden geleden
LONESTAAR
LONESTAAR

Does anybody know the typing angle on this board? I would like to get into this hobby but I mostly play games and need for my keyboard to not be so steep (5° angle and below, preferably 3°). Thanks

2 maanden geleden
Cyrus
Cyrus

What model is the left most white one! I love the sound of it so much!

2 maanden geleden
Asterix D
Asterix D

keychrone height makes it worthless fr me its too bulky they hv to reduce atleast the base height

2 maanden geleden
York Lai
York Lai

Does it support bluetooth?

2 maanden geleden
DannYeetSon
DannYeetSon

Is this keyboard responsive? As in how many millimeters do you have to push down

2 maanden geleden
coolcat2005dj
coolcat2005dj

please male a review of Taeha's Bauer keyboard review

2 maanden geleden
AquaBoi
AquaBoi

The question is, is it good for gaming??

2 maanden geleden
Sagar Mohite
Sagar Mohite

In india I'm good with my 4 dollar Logitech keyboard

2 maanden geleden
alex
alex

I jam to that ping sound on the browns daily.

2 maanden geleden
Thomas Ashcraft
Thomas Ashcraft

Yeah... custom keyboard is a nice idea. Will be. When they'll get a proper fast wireless connection.

2 maanden geleden
obelisk619
obelisk619

I'm sold. Just gonna wait for this to be available in my country (and when my electrocapacitive breaks)

2 maanden geleden
Dinanath Patil
Dinanath Patil

So good, https://youtu.be/rJqr-1sjP_A

2 maanden geleden
Rikil Shah
Rikil Shah

Dude is geeking out on a damn keyboard sound.......Love that shit! 😂

2 maanden geleden
Remi Panon
Remi Panon

5:01 glarses has left the chat

2 maanden geleden
wvwvwvwvwvwvwvwvwvw1
wvwvwvwvwvwvwvwvwvw1

this isn't a $150 keyboard though. you have $25 shipping to the US if you're based in the US. it's basically $180+.

2 maanden geleden
ツLHEK
ツLHEK

Which is still good value for what you get.

2 maanden geleden
⁠

There's a green case for it? Didn't know that

2 maanden geleden
Disco Crocodile
Disco Crocodile

Such an insane value! I was actually hoping that the keycaps were PBT but it looks like their website says ABS doubleshot. Maybe they were PBT up until recently because the ones you have look different from what they're advertising now. None the less, great deal.

2 maanden geleden
M4rciuZ
M4rciuZ

All nice but guys, in this world there's still people that need to use the numpad as well as the letters! The only Keychron that was offered with that feature is out if stock from ages so... I'm keeep using my 20 dollars Microsoft keyboard until someone will finally decide to make a complete keyboard that doesn't look like a Christmas three.

3 maanden geleden
Chang
Chang

what brand is the left most white keyboard at 8:46?

3 maanden geleden
ツLHEK
ツLHEK

@Chang Rama is just generally overpriced af

2 maanden geleden
Chang
Chang

@ツLHEK thx, thought it was rama works. Rama Kara seems a good looking keyboard, but just little over priced. I'd prefer stock hhkb

2 maanden geleden
ツLHEK
ツLHEK

Its the Bauer. Custom built for Dave2D. You can get the board, though only on the aftermarket with most likely an absurd price point.

2 maanden geleden
no_fun
no_fun

what is the name of the purple case on 1:21? anyone?

3 maanden geleden
Kev
Kev

Keychron is still risky. QC is hit and miss. Hopefully they improve.

3 maanden geleden
monk
monk

No one thought Drop’s CTRL was good even back then. You just recommended a bad product without knowing anything about it.

3 maanden geleden
Yanec
Yanec

The q1 is basically a mod keyboard. If you were to put in something to stop the case ping then car insulation sounds like the best option. Idk how thick car insulation is but if it was atleast under 5 mm then then it would be fine.

3 maanden geleden
Parth
Parth

Kilmat 50mil pad is a good option. the thickness is 1mm. Perfect for this and kills all ping.

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Utteerna Laxminarayana
Utteerna Laxminarayana

Hi Dave, thanks for the review. What keycaps do you recommend for this?

3 maanden geleden
Kevin Mesto
Kevin Mesto

can you review the system 76 launch keyboard next, its actually a very interesting keyboard, open source custom keyboard with a split space bar

3 maanden geleden
EasyTiger
EasyTiger

I am so confused. Complete keyboard noob, just looking to buy a great mechanical keyboard thats aesthetically pleasing. But this video confused me. 🤔

3 maanden geleden
Little Forest
Little Forest

Concerning the stabilizers I heard exactly the opposite from other reviews. Apart from personal preference, can it be that the facroty lubing of the stabs varies in quality for both GMMK pro and the keychron q1? Which means it is just luck what you get, to a certain extent.

3 maanden geleden
forgedHALO
forgedHALO

Thonk!

3 maanden geleden
Somrat Khan
Somrat Khan

People at the party: Yo Dave! Drop some funky beats! Dave 2D: *Pulls out keyboard* It's time to go *mechanical*

3 maanden geleden
Saadman Sakib
Saadman Sakib

Please make a review of Alienware x17 laptop!

3 maanden geleden
ONI GAMING
ONI GAMING

Is it good to buy asus rog zephyrus g14 now ?? Bro plz reply

3 maanden geleden
Zagoorland
Zagoorland

Man, you were amazing in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as the main character!!!!!

3 maanden geleden
M Will
M Will

Get the Q1, don't like the switches, don't like the caps, don't like the sound. lol

3 maanden geleden
ツLHEK
ツLHEK

He likes the barebone, the switches and keycaps are an extra that you buy.

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Kushagra Satyam
Kushagra Satyam

Can you make a video on Hp Victus ?

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Gould
Gould

That coiled cable is not looking so hot.

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J Sitoy
J Sitoy

T H O N K

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